3 arrested after alleged targeted attack on undocumented immigrant

DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have arrested a woman and two men for allegedly kidnapping and torturing an undocumented immigrant in Davie.

Davie Police said the trio picked up the victim and forced him at gunpoint to give them a ride, Saturday night.

“He refused to give her a ride. However, one of the other male subjects was standing in front of the car, preventing him from driving away,” Davie Police Sgt. Mark Leone said. “As this was happening, she was unlocking the door and letting herself in the car. She had a gun with her. She pointed the gun at him, told him to drive to this trailer where they held him.”

Investigators said the suspects then robbed the victim, tied him up and brought him back to the trailer along the 13000 block of Southwest Sixth Court.

Police said the suspects kept the immigrant overnight and beat him severely. The victim needed hospital treatment as a result.

When he was finally allowed to leave Sunday morning, the victim went to the police, reported the incident and gave detectives directions to where he had been attacked.

The victim’s account of his ordeal led to the suspects’ arrest.

Police said 34-year-old Natalie Williams was the brains behind the kidnapping and torturing of the victim. Investigators identified her accomplices as Joshua Greiff and Andres Rafael. They face kidnapping and armed robbery charges.

Police believe the trio kidnapped and tortured the man because he’s an undocumented immigrant, and they figured the victim might be too nervous to go to police.

“Luckily, he did call the police, was able to identify in a photo lineup these individuals and was able to let us know where that trailer was located,” said Leone.

Neighbors said suspicious activity had been going on at the trailer for months.

“One time, my little brother was coming from school, and right in front of them. they were selling drugs,” said an area resident.

Another neighbor said it was no surprise that SWAT units came.

“I was paying the bills, and I heard this noise that was not the usual noise,” she said. “I looked up, and there was the SWAT team. By the time I looked over there, the back door was open, they were coming out like crazy and surrounded the house. I went back and hollered at him, ‘SWAT! SWAT!’ You knew it was coming. Everybody knew it was coming.”

“They’re out of here, and we don’t have to deal with that stuff no more,” said neighbor Cesar Alvarez. “Hopefully, they put them away, and they never come back. I don’t want to see them around here anymore. No one does.”

Greiff, Rafael and Williams are being held without bond.

Police fear there have been other victims that have not come forward.

The trio made a court appearance, Friday morning.

If you have any information that could help investigators, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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